Do you wish your teenager would open up about who they are dating? Do you find it uncomfortable to talk to your teenager about sex? Parenting Coach Katie Malinksi LCSW shares how parents can have a comfortable, strong relationship with their teenager - and get them to talk about dating and sex.
Girls are as likely as boys to be bullies in dating situations and boys are as likely as girls to be victims.
Many parents’ first instinct when a child reaches her teens is to clamp down on the rules. Suddenly, we want to run background checks on all her friends, accompany her on every trip to the mall, and listen in on her phone calls. But far from keeping a teen safe, turning up the Strict Meter only drives behavior underground. Stuff is still going on – you just no longer see it.
Every parent wants their teenager to make smart, responsible choices. Dr. Patricia Nan Anderson and Parenting Coach Katie Malinski LCSW share tips on how to raise a responsible teenager - especially when they are making decisions about sex.